Poor animation with poor storytelling. The only good thing about Transformers was of course their ability to… TRANSFORM. This blog is not about copying existing ideas or making real life things out of cardboard. It’s about being original. But still… these costumes are made of cardboard and they are robots, and some of them even […]
There’s a lot of visual artists that like to work with cardboard, here’s some fine examples from around the globe! Be it theater design, interior design or graphic design: it’s great for 3d prototyping. The material is cheap, fold-able, strong and visually attractive.
The most well known cardboard chair is probably Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges chair. There’s a nice article on the guggenheim website. He’s best known for his curvy architecture but with a knack for design, Gehry has branched out into furniture construction, too. The patent on the chair says: “The furniture produced by this technique is […]
Live is but a dream! I was thinking of making my own cardboard boat so I googled how to. No surprise that there’s a lot of people out there already doing that. There’s even regattas and online tips and boatbuilding plans. Visually I found this site the most attractive. There’s a lot of interesting structures […]
The cardboard dwellings of homeless people in the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo were a 1990s phenomenon. If you go to the website cardboard-house-painting.jp/ about these cardboard houses you can still see some of the beautifull artworks some of the inhabitants made of their temporary shelters.The site is in japanese but if you feel poetic: you […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18usd0iV3eI Cardboard animations by Sjors Vervoort. So everybody has probably seen these blu street art animations and thought: ” I really need to make something like that because it’s just so epic. These moments end (in my case at least) mostly with sitting down and thinking: “It will never be that cool…” Sjors Vervoort’s cardboard […]
Remember pillow fights? Alright: Now Forget Pillow Fights! If you feel like having fun you should try this for a weekend. Cardboard enthusiasts LET OUT THE CARDBOARD BEAST in a phenomenon called BOXWARS. It’s aggressive and creative at the same. Like a mixture between art and sport. There’s people all over the world forming illustrious […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XjhcM6UIxY The dutch have a broad history in cardboard and paper. The dutch city of Groningen used to be the capitol cardboard producer of the Netherlands, this is an old dutch song about them by Doctorandus P. I”ll try to translate a little of it using my worst english 🙂 They do it with cardboard, […]
Or maybe a rain machine… I would love to have seen this installation. It’s like an arena with people applauding it. If you’ve seen it live please share what it was like in real live 🙂 made by hanneszweifel.ch and zimoun.ch It’s well wurth the applause! [vimeo video_id=”22651405″ width=”740″ height=”400″ title=”No” byline=”No” portrait=”No” autoplay=”No” loop=”No” […]
[vimeo video_id=”12480554″ width=”360″ height=”245″ title=”No” byline=”No” portrait=”No” autoplay=”No” loop=”No” color=”ff9933″] Cardboard Mechanics is made by 4 students of the Utrecht School of Art and Technology (Saskia Freeke, Fin Kingma, Davy Jacobs and Sonja van Vuure). I love the endresult of the project but you should also check the other movies made during prototyping, they don’t […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9nZdUzPTk Also check this video (couldn’t embed 🙁 ) Another dutch artist! This one has made a cardboard tugboat. Filip Jonker sailed his boat named “de Furie” from Enschede, the Netherlands to London, Great Britain in 20 hours! He used only honeycombboard for his boat, though there are some pieces that couldn’t be made with […]
For all the lazy people out there. This guy (Jason Lentz), sells his Giant Cardboard Robot Arms online! Story goes he raised an interest for his arms by just dropping in on the Makerfair: doing a little dance… The extension of the human body is exciting, hence all the interest in superheroes, we also want […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8QuAB1Ac-E Art is the creation or mimicking of living objects. When the artist is gone, his objects live on. Not necessarily in the same way as the artist wanted to but still. This kinetic sculpture based on the slinky by Natalia Rodionova mimics real organic movement gives live to the inanimate material for a while.
Sometimes it’s difficult to separate admiration for someones working ethos from the end result of what he or she has worked on. I’m stunned by the perfection of the works by Chris Gilmour. It’s hard to ignore his work when looking for cardboard artists on Google. He’s top ranking! There’s a lot of people out […]